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Jagged Edges

A congregation doesn't have to be perfect in order for its members to help each other connect with God.
by Eric Sponheim, former board member In a community of faith, as in any other human endeavor, setting the expectations right is crucial. In a faith community, we can play d…

All Saints, All Year Round

All Saints calls us to get out of God's way, to listen, to blossom, and to experience the joy of being God's completely loved children.
by Pastor Paul Stone of the Church of The Damascus Road (CoDR) at the Fort Dodge and North Central Correctional Facilities in Iowa I have been CoDR’s pastor since March 2009. P…

When You Can’t Sing

In times of grief, the Holy Presence of God is present in and through through community – through congregation.
By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America It was October 15, 2017.   I didn’t want to be in church, and I didn’t want to worship.  Three days befor…